Hungry dog ​​rescued on Amazon to watch TV documentary about his life from couch in Antrim

09/22/2021 at 7:09 PMCategory:Soccer Game

Hungry dog ​​rescued on Amazon to watch TV documentary about his life from couch in Antrim

When Northern Irishman David Foster finds a stray dog ​​on an Amazonian island, he is barely alive and in dire need of help.

Four years in Negrita living in Co Antrim after an incredible rescue that spanned 6,000 miles and took six months to complete, and rehabilitation that continues to this day.

Now eight years old, Negrita is an outstanding example of the determination and instinct to survive and the dedication and affection of his family that has allowed him to thrive.

And next week she’ll be starring in an ITV documentary detailing the twists and turns of life that gave her the one chance she needed – a random encounter with a Northern Irish dog lover on a bucket list vacation in Brazil.

Dog-father David, 40, said: “It really was the right time, the right place. We were just meant to be together.

“Shortly before I met Negrita, I founded a small charity called Play for Strays to bring positive enrichment to animal rescue centers around the world, and I started bringing toys for vacations and work trips to the Far East.

Negrita is depicted on the day David found her

“When I met Negrita, I had already dropped the toys off at the rescue center in San Paulo, and I turned to them a few days later in an attempt to help save his life.

“From the moment I saw Negrita, I knew I needed to help her, I wanted to help her. He was just a bag of bones and he was alone, starving and covered in wounds and fleas. At times I travel with strangers on boat trips and I assume they probably feel the same way I do. My instinct was to give this poor dog some food and take him to safety on the boat.

“But no one other than the cook, feels the same way. I know if we leave without him we will sentence him to death and it won’t be long. He is very thin and weak.”

David took video footage of his first encounter with Negrita and has been documenting his journey with him ever since.

He said: “I think he may have been a guard dog on a fishing boat in the Amazon and fell or was kicked. He had a puppy and he was about four years old when I first saw him.

“I had lost my dog ​​Freeda nine years earlier and was so heartbroken that I swore I would never own a dog again, I just couldn’t get over the trauma of losing it.

David with his dog Freeda

“I missed her so much that I took her ashes to Los Angeles and mixed them in ink and got her picture tattooed on my back. I needed to somehow hold onto her and this was the best I could do.

“But then Negrita happened and now we are together for life. I never looked back and neither did he. It’s just meant to be.”

The ink used to tattoo Freeda’s image, contains some of the ashes

Negrita’s path from starving Amazonian wrecks to couch surfers Co Antrim isn’t easy.

David faces a battle to get permission from staff and other passengers to allow the stray dog ​​aboard.

Then he discovered that he had been removed from the boat at dawn before leaving for the day.

David said: “I heard the boat start and decided to get up to take some early morning photos and I saw Negrita sitting on the beach watching us sail.

“I can’t believe it. There’s just no mercy for him. All I want to do is take him to a city where he has a chance to survive.

“After a lot of talking with bad emotions I made the boat back and brought Negrita back to the boat and she has been sleeping in my cabin ever since so I know she will be safe. I don’t want him to mysteriously disappear again.

Country today

“After a few days we got off the boat and were ready to go on to the next part of the holiday, a week-long trek in the jungle. The others went ahead and I started my journey to get help for Negrita. He needs dog food and proper veterinary care, he needs love and attention, he just needs a chance.

“He was checked for Leishmaniasis and I was told if he carried this parasitic disease he would be put to sleep immediately. It was a tough 24 hours waiting for the test to return, but luckily he was clear.

“He was treated for fleas, ticks and worms and given a rabies shot and then he went up to the vet’s kennel for a while while I was looking for a way to find a safe place for him.

“At this stage I knew he was coming home with me, I just needed to figure out how. So there I was in Brazil with a big skinny dog, going to face the end of my holiday knowing I couldn’t just leave.”

Negrita performs on the side of David’s charity van for Play For Strays

David contacted the animal charity he had previously left his toys with in San Paulo and explained his predicament.

He said: “I knew it was a long shot. I needed a place for Negrita to quarantine for six months where he would be safe, fed, watered and cared for, before I even had time to think about flying him home.

“I was worried about the lack of compassion he had shown on the boat but when I got to the charity he was taken and just joined their family.

“There’s no question not to help her – and I know in that moment, I’ve met people who feel the way I do, people who know that compassion doesn’t cost anything.”

And suddenly David was alone again in Brazil, waiting to catch a plane home and six months waiting to take Negrita to Northern Ireland.

The charity kept in touch, sending her video and photo updates and when the time came to pick up Negrita from Dublin Airport, she felt like she knew this beautiful dog.

Past and present

He said: “He cleared the rabies and quarantine checks and was placed in a crate and taken on a flight from San Paulo to Frankfurt and then from Frankfurt to Dublin. The crate was taken off the plane in a forklift truck and placed on the snow on the ground.

“No confession, he doesn’t know who I am, so no tears and laughter, no chasing. Now I have a petrified dog in a foreign country, full of strange smells and sounds.

“He didn’t understand English, he didn’t know my voice and he panicked which made the situation quite dangerous for him and me. All I could do was load the crate in the car and drive from Dublin to Antrim.

Negrita is enjoying her showbiz life

“By the time I got home he was still freaking out and I just had to take the crate to the back garden and open the door and get away from him. He ran out and had the biggest pee and then we started again.

“Negrita is at home and we are finally together. I promised him the best life I could give him and today, four years on, he’s been amazing.

“But his previous trauma has left him with some quirks. He was never any different to me than the day I met him on the beach in Brazil, he was goofy and fun and affectionate. He liked and trusted my dad Hillard, but other than that he wasn’t very interested. socialize.

Negrita with her rescue and dog dad, David

“He has a problem with barriers and will allow people into our house beside him, but he definitely won’t let anyone in if he’s in the doorway first.

“He’s muzzled all the time in public and I’m taking every precaution to make sure he stays safe and we all stay safe around him.

“Negrita was let down by humans, she was abandoned and neglected, she suffered, she starved and she almost died. So I understand that he’s not interested in strangers, and I think it’s acceptable that he has some trust issues.

“The people who helped her, the people at the charity, me and my dad were enough for Negrita. She is our girl and she will have everything she needs for the rest of her life.

David and Negrita

“I’m thrilled that ITV featured him in their incredible rescue documentary. It was amazing and I feel humbled to be in his life, to be able to help save his life.

“I often wonder what the people on the boat will think when they see it on TV, the skinny dog ​​they don’t want to help, the bag of skin and bones they left behind.

“His life was so precious and he came to ask for help. I’m just grateful I was there at that time, in that place, at that moment, I’m just grateful he allowed me to be the one.”

If you would like to donate to David’s charity Play For Strays, you can click here.

Negrita and David will appear in the ITV documentary about the incredible rescue

Unbelievable Moments Caught on Camera will premiere on Tuesday, September 28 on ITV1 at 9 p.m.


Davide Ancelotti and Francesco Mauri: Carlo Ancelotti’s new key players

09/21/2021 at 6:55 PMCategory:Soccer Game

Davide Ancelotti and Francesco Mauri: Carlo Ancelotti’s new key players

Carlo Ancelotti back to Real Madrid as head coach in the summer and so far he has guided Los Blancos with five wins and a draw from their first five games of the season, however there are two young members of the Italian coaching team who also deserve credit for this impressive start.

On Real Madridtraining ground, assistant coach Davide Ancelotti, Carlo’s son, made a good impression.

“Anyone who goes to Valdebebas and sees them working will not know they are father and son; on the pitch it is a very professional relationship,” they said in Real Madridthe training ground.

Davide Ancelotti was part of his father’s coaching team during his first spell at Real Madrid back in 2013, acted as one of the assistant fitness trainers Giovanni Mauri, but since then he has continued to work and study until he becomes Carlettohis right hand.

Not only Davide Ancelotti have a close relationship with Real Madrid players, but he’s the one who designs and conducts the training sessions while Carlo Ancelotti watching from the side.

In fact, the 32-year-old has had offers to start his career as a head coach elsewhere, and those close to him are confident that one day he will. For now, though, Davide Ancelotti is enjoying his time in Madrid and at Real Madrid.

A sports science graduate, he started his career at Paris Saint Germain, who Carletto was training at the time, before following his father to Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Naples and Everton. On Naples, Davide Ancelotti even became head coach for a game in the absence of his father, who is serving a one-match ban. Davide Ancelotti speaks four languages ​​besides Italian: Spanish, English, German and French.

“I didn’t have the talent to play football, but I loved it, I loved it, so I decided to study and train as much as I could.” Davide Ancelotti said during his time in Everton in an interview with the Guardian.

It is said that the young Italian coach spent half a day at Valdebebas and that he never stopped watching football and analyzing opponents, a task in which Jose Luis Llopis, goalkeeping coach who has returned to Real Madrid this season, also helped him.

Francesco Mauri: Another youngster on Carletto’s staff

There is a youthful feel Carlo Ancelottistaff at Real Madrid, with a 32 year old player Francesco Mauri, son of one of Carlettotrusted coach during his first spell at Los Blancos, Giovanni Mauri, also develop as a co-assistant Davide Ancelotti.

Francesco Mauri discussed in an interview during his time at Everton how Carlo Ancelotti has been modernized in recent years with the support of a new looking backroom team.

“I think the coach deserves great credit for adapting to the evolution of football, which has changed a lot from its inception to today, especially in terms of work methodology,” he said.

“We often discuss the deep differences that his work has endured since the ages. Reggiana for today. He gave us a lot of freedom to the coach.

“If you don’t delegate something to the people around you, it gets really complicated, because you have so many tasks in one week that you don’t have time to keep up with everything properly.

“In general, the cycle of information exchange between our staff continues. We are so close that we can deal with the issues of every game in a very direct way, without having to worry about what they say and how they say it. “


Harry Kane’s brutal claim made amid Romelu Lukaku comparisons after Tottenham lost to Chelsea

09/20/2021 at 6:52 PMCategory:Soccer Game

Harry Kane’s brutal claim made amid Romelu Lukaku comparisons after Tottenham lost to Chelsea

Jamie O’Hara has admitted that he would rather watch Tottenham without Harry Kane in the side this season.

Spurs got off to a great start having won their opening three Premier League games 1-0 apiece against Manchester City, Wolves and Watford.

Kane missed the first of those three games and only came off the bench against Wolves as Nuno Espirito Santo set up with a slightly more dynamic front three in Steven Bergwijn, Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura.

Since re-entering the starting XI, Spurs have beaten Watford but have also lost convincingly to Crystal Palace and Chelsea in their last two outings.

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O’Hara explains why he thinks Spurs are more interesting to watch without Kane in the team.

“In my opinion, I look at his body language and I see the way he is playing at the moment” [and] he’s not playing well,” the former Spurs midfielder told talkSPORT.

“I kind of enjoyed Spurs at the start of the season when he wasn’t playing, and I know that sounds bad because he’s a great player and he’s someone you need in your team, but he came back into the team and we couldn’t win.

“When Bergwijn, Son and Moura are up front, we sit down, we calm down, we absorb the pressure and then we attack the team on the counter-attack.

“Harry Kane is back in the team and he’s sitting so deep, he’s trying to do everything. Some parts of the game he’s played holding the midfield.”

O’Hara went on to compare Kane to Romelu Lukaku, who had played further forward, holding the ball and letting midfielders run behind him.

“Just look at Lukaku, he leads the line as you would expect your No.9 to lead the line,” he added.

“We have one of the best strikers in the world but I just feel like he’s trying to do everything rather than just focus on where we need to be on the pitch.”

Kane will look to turn things around in the Carabao Cup against Wolves this week before the north London derby against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.


Liverpool striker on French outfit radar

09/20/2021 at 6:52 PMCategory:Soccer Game

Liverpool striker on French outfit radar

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Liverpool striker on French outfit radar

19 September 2021 – 21:08

Liverpool striker Divock Origi has emerged as a potential target for French club Lens, according to Fichajes.

  • Arsenal star faces uncertain future after recent pickaxe
  • Liverpool striker on French outfit radar
  • The Belgium international is expected to leave the Reds over the summer, but there are no realistic offers on the table.

    However, he could move on in the New Year as his existing contract with the club expires at the end of the season.

    Contract talks are not possible at this point. The Reds were willing to let him go rather than lose him for no reason.

    Lens is very good after Ligue 1 promotion last season. They finished seventh. The club has made another positive start to the season.

    They have registered 12 points from six games, and are looking to step up their attack mid-season.

    The Reds want around €20m for Origi this summer, but they may have to accept a much lower price in January.

    The club had a center forward position with Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino and could afford to lose Origi.

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